Apple Next-Generation TV, iTV Will Support Voice And Hand Gestures

Posted on Feb 7 2012 - 4:37am by Editorial Staff

The Globe and Mail reported that Apple’s upcoming next-generation TV set will allow users to control it using voice and hand gestures – the company is seeking an actively launch partnerships with Canada’s Rogers Communications and BCE Inc. to offer their upcoming Apple TV.

According to the newspaper, Siri Voice control, Apple’s personal assistant is integrated into the new TV sets – allowing the viewers to control their TV using voice, while hand gestures also plays an important role – even there is also an onscreen keyboard is also there which allows greater navigation of a number of the Web and other inbuilt functions and apps.

“They’re not closed to doing it with one [company] or doing it with two,” said one source who is familiar with the talks. “They’re looking for a partner. They’re looking for someone with wireless and broadband capabilities.”

An on-screen keyboard, meanwhile, can also be activated in a similar manner, allowing viewers to surf the web, conduct video chats and use social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook – all without any physical interface.

There is still not proper citation indicating the sources of the details for the hand gesture control. The paper do seem to have a specifically source with knowledge – well we’ll update you further on this.

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